"A Village" by Choi Seung-Ho

A Village

 

                                                                             

 

I want to go on a picnic like a butterfly.

I want to go on a picnic like a butterfly.

A child who writes poetry and a peaceful man go on a picnic.

And on a day when a ball will roll in play

the peaceful man will cheer on the child

who tumbles ...

Choi Seung-Ho is a poet and associate professor of creative writing at Soongsil University. He has received the Midang Literary Award, Hyundae Literary Award, and Daesan Literary Award. His poetry collection Flowers in the Toilet Bowl has been published in English, and his poems have been featured in PO&SIE. His books have been translated into Japanese, German, Spanish, and French.